Learning the UNIX Operating System

Errata for Learning the UNIX Operating System

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Page index
the F section

is broken up with N for nf command.

Note from the Author or Editor:
I have the January 2005 printing. The problem is at the top of the first column on page 152. This entry includes an Italic "n", which isn't really needed and is also confusing. To fix the problem, do two things: 1) Change "nf command, 55" to "n command (less), 55" 2) Remove the "N" heading above that entry, the "F" heading below it, as well as the whitespace above and below those two removed headings. A similar entry which was done correctly is in the "B" section: "b command (less), 55". If this isn't clear, please send me email: jpeek@jpeek.com.

Page i, iii
the title was too high on these pages; I put it in the right


Anonymous    Apr 01, 1998
Page viii

Under "Versions of Unix," line 4 read: "BSD 4.4" but now reads: "4.4BSD" Also, same paragraph, line 6 read: "The freely available versions include Linux and Free BSD." It now reads: "The freely available versions include Linux and FreeBSD (FreeBSD is based on 4.4BSD-Lite)."

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1999
Page 42
In line 3

"dp" was changed to: "do"

Anonymous    Feb 01, 2000
Page 45

{45} In Table 3-2, the descriptions of "r" and "R" have been interchanged.

Anonymous    Sep 01, 1999
Page 47
code sample 2, line 2: "/usr/games" should be "/usr/games/fortune"

Anonymous    Aug 01, 1998
Page 60
added a space before ".??*" in the para. just before the last

heading on the page

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1998
Page 64
The last sentence, in the second to last paragraph

"To specify another printer, and the -P option" Should read: "To specify another printer, add the -P option"

Page 88
changed entry "data swutches" to "data switches"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1998